1. Monday, October 4, 2004

    The Kleptones 

    A Night at the Hip-Hopera

    “One of the the best mashup remixes I’ve ever heard, a fluid blend of classic and modern hip hop with Queen’s epic catalog,” waxy.org raves. “Please don’t miss the last track, Question.mp3. It’s like a plunderphonic call to arms against bad copyright law.”

    taking a cue for the popular dj danger mouse who mixed the beatles white album with jay-z’s black album creating mouse’s gray album, “mash-ups” have become increasingly popular as they join the familiar with the new.

    the kleptones’ beautiful melding of classic rock and hip hop is spot on, czech dj dougie gyro says, as it brings him back to the early nineties, a more creative time in rap.

    “For my money, it reminds me of Daisy Age everything-including-the-kitchen-sink samplefests like PE’s “Nation of Millions” or De La Soul’s “Three Feet High and Rising.” doug said.

    the kids of waxy love the mash-up so much that they mirrored all the tracks on their site (you can also find other mirrors here)

    if you do download all the tracks, dont be suprised if you hear some of these samples among others:

    Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, “The Message”

    Kelis, “Milkshake”

    Justin Timberlake, “Like I Love You”

    Ol’ Dirty Bastard “Got Your Money”

    Iggy Pop w/Peaches, “Rock Show”

    Eminem, “Slim Shady”

    Beastie Boys, “Shake Your Rump”

    Beastie Boys, “Body Movin'”

    Beastie Boys, “Alive”

    h/t dougie gyro

    futurballa + just a girl + xtracyx + mike